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Helping a friend get out of an abusive relationship
Edit:changed the thread title to more accurately reflect the situation. The lease seems to be of lesser significance at this point.
I have a friend who's in a pretty tough situation right now. She's in a relationship with an abusive alcoholic and she's had enough of it so shes trying to move back home ASAP. They live together in a house with one other person and everyone's name is on the lease. She doesn't want to just bail with her name still on the lease in case her ex roomies are late on rent a few times which they probably will be.
Is there a way to get her landlord to take her name off of the lease? How badly is that going to ding her? I really know nothing about how leases and these sorts of things work and neither does she so I'd be great if someone could just lay it all out for me. What are the repercussions of breaking a lease. Say she talks to her landlord and the landlord sympathizes with her situation. Is there any way she can get out of it without any negative consequences. I'd assume that's up to the landlord.
What's the best way to proceed from here?
relevant information: she's living in another state about a 6 hour drive from here.